Brandon J. Kinne


Position Title
Associate Professor and Placement Director

673 Kerr Hall


Brandon Kinne is a political scientist who studies International Relations, with a focus on political violence, international cooperation, and global security. His research utilizes approaches from network science, such as multilevel network analysis, computational modeling, machine learning, and data visualization. His recent published work has examined how the structure of global networks influences burden sharing in defense cooperation; how instability in domestic political networks disrupts relations between governments; and how verbal attacks against terrorist organizations lead to increased victimization of civilians, among other topics. Prior to joining the UC Davis political science department in 2014, he was an assistant professor at The University of Texas at Dallas. He received his PhD from Yale University.  A copy of his curriculum vitae is here.